Bill McCutcheon was born and raised in Conway, SC and as a child was always involved in the mechanical side of things. His love of racing and karts came at the early age of seven years old. His first taste of competition came at the age of nine racing a BobCat chassis with a West Bend engine. From that point Bill ventured into to many forms of racing; dirt cars, drag cars, and boats.
It was not until Bill left college and worked for a National Security Company working his way to the top as assistant to the President/CEO that his love of racing took control. Bill opened his first kart shop after moving to Monroe, NC in 1985. Bill raced at the local kart tracks before venturing out into the State and National programs. It was in 1986 that Bill became involved with the then very successful NC dirt series in the tech area; that was Bills first step into the promoter side of the industry.
In 1987 Bill assisted in rebuilding the struggling SC Dirt Series with John Wilson. Then in 1989 Bill helped open the karting facility in Conway, SC and help formulate their Big 10 Series, which was highlighted by a very successful week long July 4th event.
Again in 1992 Bill would once again help rebuild a struggling series and the NC Dirt Series came back strong to it’s glory days of the eighties. Bill success in being a key part of these programs set the stage for his debut with WKA 4 Cycle programs. In 1995 Bill took on the task of rebuilding all of the 4 Cycle programs for WKA and returned all of them to their greatest days. Bill rebuilt a fading Pavement program to it’s pinnacle, returned the Gold Cup Series to it’s finest moments, and vaulted it’s Dirt program to it’s highest period with it’s 16 class structure to 2250 entries at the World Championship Dirt Race at Municipal Stadium. Bill walked away from karting for a short period of time in 2001 out of frustration with the upper echelon of the WKA.